Hope you're ready for the party tonight. Sweetheart and I are going to a New Year's Eve party and I wanted to bring the hostess a gift. I was so blessed, because last week a dear friend gave me this jar of homemade applesauce. Thanks Kim. Along with the wonderful applesauce was a delicious recipe for Applesauce Bread. Yum...
I love the raffia ribbon and the buffalo check jar cover.
Look at the nice chunks of apple in the applesauce.
1/2 teaspoon each - baking powder, salt, ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1. cream together butter and sugar
2. add egg, mix well then fold in applesauce
3. in a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients
4. add dry ingredients to creamed mixture until moistened
5. pour batter into a greased loaf pan
6. bake at 350 degrees for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick
inserted near the center comes out clean.
7. cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool on a wire rack
* You can use an electric mixer to cream butter, sugar and egg, but
the rest should be done by hand to avoid pureeing the chunky applesauce
makes 1 loaf...
I baked the applesauce bread and delicious it is...
Time to wrap my delicious applesauce bread in a decorative way.
I found a delightful Victorian image on 'The Graphics Fairy' website and printed it out. I trimmed the photo with scalloped craft scissors and found some twine and Ta Da my bread was ready to be delivered to our hostess
This bread is so delicious and moist.
Delicious with cream cheese, butter and/or Pomegranate jelly
Everyone loves apples
I love the chunky apple pieces and the spices make the bread even more delicious
Christmas Eve is in the air. Sweetheart and I are enjoying a quiet Christmas Day together. Our children are spending time with their children at home. Since Thanksgiving Day I have been with each child and granddaughters on a one on one basis. Early in November I visited our son in L A. Our middle son and family spent Thanksgiving Day with us, and our sweet daughter graces us with her presence at least twice a week. LOL. In fact, I went to the movies with her and girls tonight.
I set a small table by the dining room Christmas tree for a more intimate feeling. I just think Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a Poinsettia plant. And when I found the Lenox Poinsettia napkin rings on clearance last year and then I found the Lenox Poinsettia napkins. I knew I was in heaven.
A dish lover's dream come true!
The candle light is so amazingly beautiful.
The table is all decked out with red chargers and Ralph Lauren dinner plate and salad plate.
The gold rimmed glasses came from my mother's estate
The crystal candle stick holders I've had for 24 years.
They are Fostoria 'American'
I have a red runner on the table, and my frenchy pillows in the chairs.
My silver flatware is 'Affection' So true for the two of us.
I hope you enjoy your holiday dinner with family, friends or just with the one you love...
I'm a wife, mother, sister and friend. I have been married over 50 years. We have three children and six granddaughters have blessed our life. I love homemaking, traveling, blogging and gardening. Tea time is a wonderful part of my day and I hope you enjoy your visit ♥.